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Post by Hard+Cel » Sat, 09 Sep 2006 11:29:47


What is it with J-Flake?  Worry about your own play, dummy.
 
 
 

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Post by Dedalu » Sat, 09 Sep 2006 11:44:17

Roddick does the same thing.
Quote:

> What is it with J-Flake?  Worry about your own play, dummy.


 
 
 

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Post by Jeanne » Sat, 09 Sep 2006 12:03:19

Orders from the ATP.   :)
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> What is it with J-Flake?  Worry about your own play, dummy.


 
 
 

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Post by Hard+Cel » Sat, 09 Sep 2006 12:04:54


Quote:
> Roddick does the same thing.

Haven't noticed it so much since Connors has been around.
 
 
 

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Post by Vari L. Cinick » Sat, 09 Sep 2006 12:51:55

Quote:

> Roddick does the same thing.

>>What is it with J-Flake?  Worry about your own play, dummy.

Not any more, if Jimmy has a say!

--
Cheers,

vc

 
 
 

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Post by Gracchu » Sat, 09 Sep 2006 12:58:11

Quote:

> What is it with J-Flake?  Worry about your own play, dummy.

Blake: "Too good."
Federer: "Damn right, it's too good. That's why I'm a champion and you
never will be."
 
 
 

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Post by DNA » Sat, 09 Sep 2006 23:31:23

Quote:

> What is it with J-Flake?  Worry about your own play, dummy.

It can be very frustrating for his fans.

Although almost everyone is tired of hearing "the Blake Story", the guy
has a very different perspective on Tennis because of what he has gone
through.

It is true that he can never be a multi-slam winner or even a single
slam winner with this attitude but he seems to be very satisfied with
his achievements. After all that is what matters at the end of the day.

You can feel great and satisifed about your above average career or
feel miserable about missing that one grand slam or losing some streak
that no one cared about. Choice is yours. Blake is not confused anymore
about the priorities. Good for him.

 
 
 

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Post by Adam Thirni » Sun, 10 Sep 2006 00:10:16

navratilova did it all the time and she was the greatest women's player
ever
 
 
 

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Post by Vari L. Cinick » Sun, 10 Sep 2006 00:53:33

Quote:

> navratilova did it all the time and she was the greatest women's player
> ever

Excellent point. At one time, it was even considered ill-mannered not to
do it.

Not since Vince Lombardi, I guess. Now players are castigated for
acknowledging good shots.

Weird!

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Cheers,

vc

 
 
 

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Post by gregor.. » Sun, 10 Sep 2006 00:58:49

Quote:


> > navratilova did it all the time and she was the greatest women's player
> > ever

> Excellent point. At one time, it was even considered ill-mannered not to
> do it.

> Not since Vince Lombardi, I guess. Now players are castigated for
> acknowledging good shots.

> Weird!

What about allowing players to express negative opinions about their
opponents shots as well as positive ones?

"Terrible backhand, mate"
"Your second serve is absolute shit"
"That volley sucked big time"
"How did you miss that sitter, ***?"
"Heh, I knew that if I put that to your backhand, you'd ***on it
like a baby"

etc

 
 
 

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Post by Adam Thirni » Sun, 10 Sep 2006 00:59:51

Quote:


> > navratilova did it all the time and she was the greatest women's player
> > ever

> Excellent point. At one time, it was even considered ill-mannered not to
> do it.

> Not since Vince Lombardi, I guess. Now players are castigated for
> acknowledging good shots.

if you're good enough there's no need for ostentatious displays of
"competitiveness" - winning points, matches, titles says all that needs
to be said.
 
 
 

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Post by UC » Sun, 10 Sep 2006 01:00:29

Quote:

> What is it with J-Flake?  Worry about your own play, dummy.

*** you, ***. Tennis is a gentleman's game. This is what you're
supposed to do.
 
 
 

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Post by blanders0.. » Sun, 10 Sep 2006 01:47:23

Quote:


> > What is it with J-Flake?  Worry about your own play, dummy.

> *** you, ***. Tennis is a gentleman's game. This is what you're
> supposed to do.

You are supposed to lift your tail to your opponent?  I guess I have
been doing it wrong all these years because I very rarely compliment an
opponent's shot during a match. I see that as a weakness.  All of that
can wait until after the match. The funny thing is when they went to
the net, Blake looked like he wanted to have a nice little chat over
tea or something--really wanted to get *both* of Roger's balls in his
mouth I think.  Fed was respectful, but appeared to be just slightly
put off and cut Blake short to get on with acknowledging the crowd.
That's what it looked like to me.

I do like how you use the words "*** you, ***" in a sentence that
extols gentlemanly behavior though.  I believe you may be the only
poster who could pull that off.

 
 
 

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Post by UC » Sun, 10 Sep 2006 01:50:25

Quote:



> > > What is it with J-Flake?  Worry about your own play, dummy.

> > *** you, ***. Tennis is a gentleman's game. This is what you're
> > supposed to do.

> You are supposed to lift your tail to your opponent?  I guess I have
> been doing it wrong all these years because I very rarely compliment an
> opponent's shot during a match. I see that as a weakness.  All of that
> can wait until after the match. The funny thing is when they went to
> the net, Blake looked like he wanted to have a nice little chat over
> tea or something--really wanted to get *both* of Roger's balls in his
> mouth I think.  Fed was respectful, but appeared to be just slightly
> put off and cut Blake short to get on with acknowledging the crowd.
> That's what it looked like to me.

> I do like how you use the words "*** you, ***" in a sentence that
> extols gentlemanly behavior though.  I believe you may be the only
> poster who could pull that off.

Yes, ironic isn't it? I hoped you would appreciate the irony. It was
deliberate.
 
 
 

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Post by blanders0.. » Sun, 10 Sep 2006 01:55:34

Quote:




> > > > What is it with J-Flake?  Worry about your own play, dummy.

> > > *** you, ***. Tennis is a gentleman's game. This is what you're
> > > supposed to do.

> > You are supposed to lift your tail to your opponent?  I guess I have
> > been doing it wrong all these years because I very rarely compliment an
> > opponent's shot during a match. I see that as a weakness.  All of that
> > can wait until after the match. The funny thing is when they went to
> > the net, Blake looked like he wanted to have a nice little chat over
> > tea or something--really wanted to get *both* of Roger's balls in his
> > mouth I think.  Fed was respectful, but appeared to be just slightly
> > put off and cut Blake short to get on with acknowledging the crowd.
> > That's what it looked like to me.

> > I do like how you use the words "*** you, ***" in a sentence that
> > extols gentlemanly behavior though.  I believe you may be the only
> > poster who could pull that off.

> Yes, ironic isn't it? I hoped you would appreciate the irony. It was
> deliberate.

Yes, I always enjoy your posts.  Who do you like in the Roddick match?